I have been predicting that Amazon would launch a smartphone in 2013 for some time. And now we have more evidence that this is going to happen. See my September post "Is the Amazon Phone a Boon or Threat for Google and Android?" for when I first broached this.
The reason asking about Google and Android was the most pertinent question was because it is clear that Amazon is a threat for iOS and the iPhone. They sell at cost. And that puts downward pressure on prices, which should be particularly w...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.